Veterans invited for free five-star dinner on Veterans Day

Sassi honors the service and sacrifices of the U.S. Armed Forces with an exquisite three-course fine dining experience for all active and retired military with annual Veteran’s Day Dinner on Nov. 11.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m., all active and retired military are invited to a free dinner at Sassi, 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy. in Scottsdale. Diner will be $39 for non-military.

To make reservations visit

“It is our true honor to be able to host this special evening for Veterans in the community, and each year we are humbled to host dozens of esteemed military service men and women, many of them dressed in full military decoration,” stated Kevin Walsh, owner of Sassi, in a press release. “Over the years we have had the opportunity to provide this small guesture to nearly 1,000 heroes, many of whom we graciously welcome back for this event year after year.”

Sassi Executive Chef Chris Nicosia has created a special menu that includes an Italian chopped salad comprised of artichokes, olives, pine nuts, golden raisins, capers, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, radicchio, gorgonzola, and a balsamic vinaigrette.

Veterans can choose from Chicken Marsala with wild mushrooms and rosemary potatoes or Beef Short Ribs braised in red wine and serviced with a horseradish citrus gremolata and creamy polenta or fresh handmade Fettucine with wild mushroom ragu and parmigiano as an entrée. For dessert enjoy a decadent flourless chocolate cake with espresso cream, and chocolate espresso.

Guests must RSVP in advance via the website to secure a reservation, the release stated.

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